Sept 28, 2023 Post

Apologies in advance to Vonn Scott Bair. After all, it was his prompt that led to this week’s tale.

       Bar Wars

Leo chuckled as he read the menu. “Great cocktail names.”

“Yeah,” Aurora said. “ I might have a Kick My Asteroid or a Pelvic Thruster. Not sure why we never came here before since our transporter can get us here in two light years.”

“I might try the Just Moon Me,” Leo said. “Or Uranus. The names are all so cryptic.”

The waitress approached. “What can I get you?”

“Maybe some explanations,” Leo said. “For starters, what’s in Uranus?”

Aurora guffawed, quickly recovered and then addressed the waitress. “Sorry about him,” she cringed. “You got a black hole I can crawl into.”

Prompt: Gin & Tonic on the Moon


Scenes from last week’s Rotary gig in San Jose

(Above) I don’t know what the story was about that I was reading, but apparently the guy on the screen behind me thought it was hilarious.

(Below) I was either pointing out the features of my magic story wheel or possibly hypnotizing the gentleman in a quest to get him to give up his account number and pin. Either way, I’m sure I wowed them all. I gotta tell you–these Rotarians are not only a great bunch of people, but they’re also amazing actors. Based on their performances, I’d swear they acted like they were entertained! Now that’s acting!


My next appearance will be on Friday, Oct. 20th from 5-6 pm at the Monterey City Library, where I’ll be focusing on FAST FICTION, Vol. 2: Man Vs. Machine and speaking about my experiences working with A.I. as I wrote the book. I’ll also talk about the process of writing flash fiction in general. If you’re interested in attending, click on the link below to save your seat.

And that’s it for this week. Thanks for listening!

Scotty out

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